From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Danaë was the mother of Perseus by Zeus. Disappointed by his lack of male heirs, her father asked an oracle if this would change. The oracle told him to go to the Earth's end where he would be killed by his daughter's child. She was childless and, meaning to keep her so, he shut her up in a bronze tower or cave. But Zeus came to her in the form of golden rain, and impregnated her. Soon after, their child Perseus was born.
- Titian's Danaë
- Rembrandt's Danaë
- Gustav Klimt's Danaë
- Danaë (Correggio)'s painting of Danaë, c.1531, 
- Danaë (Mabuse) by Jan Mabuse, Alte Pinakothek, München